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The Asia Algorithm

Leading Australian Economist, Carey Ramm, isn’t the first business leader to highlight lost opportunity in Townsville’s reluctance to embrace ASIAPac market opportunities. “What Townsville has to recognise is that it’s future lies outside the national boundaries. We’re closer to Asia than we are to Melbourne and therefore, we should be looking North for growth, not south.” […]

A Natural Investment

Our unparalleled biodiversity and abundance of creepy crawlies makes North Queensland the perfect backdrop for the first regional biotech startup out of James Cook University to hook into their groundbreaking research program targeting autoimmune diseases. Introducing a bloodsucking organism into our body to combat an attack on our immune system. Sounds like the plot of […]

The Future is Female

How many times do we see or hear that sentiment? How many of us actually believe it? One local woman who believes it and celebrates this sentiment daily is Kylie Bartlett, founder of Women of Achievement – a collaborative community for women to inspire, connect, share, empower and elevate. Women of Achievement (WOA) is a […]

After the Smoke Clears

When an arsonist burned Anna Ravizza’s beauty salon to the ground in January, she realised there were a lot of things she needed to learn to move forward in her business and personal life. Housed in a quaint Queenslander on Boundary Street, Anna’s Skin and Beauty had a loyal clientele and Anna was working six […]

Foxlee’s Standards

Herb Foxlee, is a modest achiever. So very modest in fact that his many accomplishments have flown well beneath the contemporary media radar that proudly showcases North Queensland’s corporate maturity. Convince Herb Foxlee to spin the spotlight his way and you’ll find that pre-cloud, Mr. Foxlee was not only achieving many business firsts for this […]

Queensland the Analog State

Queensland has long been wildly successful at producing and exporting primary resources to the world. But when it comes to technology, consumption far outweighs production. The technology sector has become the backbone of every other business segment and is absorbing revenue and jobs from traditional industries at an exponential rate. Queensland farms and mines are […]

The Pursuit of Happiness

THE 9-5 CORPORATE FACTORY ISN’T EVERYONE’S IDEA OF FULFILLMENT. The allure of being the alpha and omega of your own destiny is certainly enticing and it’s easy to see why more people are chasing the freedom and fulfilment of the entrepreneurial dream. At the heart of every successful startup is optimism. Forging together passion and aspirations, […]

It’s Cool to be Kind

STORYTELLER, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR, MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE AND THE ONLY MAN IN THE WORLD TO HAVE WORKED IN THE MARKETING DEPARTMENTS OF BOTH FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. The only thing that outshines Nick Bowditch’s impressive resume, is the man himself. Having travelled the entrepreneurial road to build and sell three tech startups of his own, […]

Industry 4.0

Most of us would agree, with the proposition that technology has and will continue to have a transformational impact on society. While many of the effects of technology today are overwhelming positive and have improved our quality of life and have economic stability, there is growing concern about the disruptive impact of emerging technologies. Developments […]

BDAmbassadors

THESE LEADERS ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THEIR FIELD. STRIVING TO IMPROVE NOT ONLY THEIR OWN BUSINESS, BUT OUR CITY’S PROSPERITY AS A WHOLE. OUR BDAMBASSADORS WILL BRING YOU REGULAR UPDATES ON THE LATEST NEWS, ADVANCES AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THEIR INDUSTRIES. THIS ISSUE WE SPEAK WITH TOURISM AMBASSADOR CHRIS BRIGGS […]